Byrne seals Iron play-off place

A dramatic 88th-minute equaliser from Cliff Byrne snatched Scunthorpe a place in the promotion play-offs after a 1-1 draw with Tranmere.

Last Updated: 02/05/09 at 19:27 Post Comment

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Byrne: Celebrates after final whistle

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Skipper Byrne headed home a free-kick from Grant McCann to sink the hopes of Tranmere, who seemed set for a play-off place themselves after leading by a 39th-minute goal from Craig Curran.

Curran headed home at the far post a cross from striker Ian Moore.

Only a super reaction save from goalkeeper Josh Lillis prevented Tranmere making it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time with an acrobatic shot from Steve Jennings.

Scunthorpe dominated the second half but could not find their finishing touch with leading marksman Garry Hooper missing a hat-trick of good chances.

But Scunthorpe finally struck with just two minutes remaining after Rovers had been reduced to 10 men when defender Gareth Edds had been sent off for a second bookable offence.

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